We’ve rounded up the best hardtail mountain bikes at £350, £500, £750 and £1,000, read on to find out who came out on top in
The £475 Pinnacle Kapur 2 hardtail takes its inspiration and features from its more expensive Iroko sibling. One of the best sub-£500 hardtails out there.
The 2018 Vitus Sentier VR+ a full refresh of the bike that won this test back in 2015, getting updated geometry and a carefully considered
After going AWOL from Hardtail of the Year test last year, the Voodoo Bizango is back in our line-up for 2018 and the break seems…
Hardtail of the Year two years running, Vitus could have rested on its laurels and the Vitus Nucleus VR would still have bagged a hat…
For the 2017 Ragley Marley the biggest change is the rejigged frame sizing. Gone is the XS size option, making way for an XL.
The Cannondale Trail 4 has the best-finished frame on test, with some nice touches like the slim seat stays, which really help soften the ride.
The original Specialized Pitch was an entry-level full suspension bike with a cult following. It's been born again, this time as and entry-level hardtail.
The Diamondback Sync is the latest addition to their range of alloy hardtails. With prices starting at £375 the bikes are targeted squarely at new
The Whyte 605 is our Hardtail of the Year in the £750 category, but it isn’t perfect. A proper front tyre and a wider bar…
If you want to gallop flat out over big miles the thoroughbred Boardman is first past the post
Read the full review of the Scott Scale 710
An EVO spec but lacks the EVO attitude - £1,2000
In the £1,000 category of our Hardtail of the Year test, MBR reviews the Giant Talon 29er 1
29in wheels and solid frame which can be easily upgraded - £500
Compact, capable and completely free of flowery graphics - £750
A smooth ride but lacks precision due to poor tyre choice and a long stem
A great frame let down by mediocre components
Read the full review of the Trek X-Caliber 7 hardtail
Read the full review of the Saracen Mantra Pro hardtail